What are remote committee meetings?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, formal Council meetings, such as Planning Committee, Licensing Panels and Cabinet, are being held remotely.
Remote committee meetings are meetings that are held using audio and visual technology to allow councillors to meet formally while they are in different locations. In ordinary circumstances, councillors have to meet in person but the Government has passed legislation to temporarily allow remote meetings.
Camden is conducting remote meetings using Microsoft Teams (‘Teams’), using both the audio and video functionality so that all participants in a remote meeting should be capable of being heard and seen.
Participants are defined as:
- members of the committee;
- other councillors who seek to address the committee;
- officers advising the committee or presenting reports;
- any external partners/third-parties invited to address or advise the Committee; and deputees (including any member of the public with speaking rights).